Tried out the paperwallet and sent 1 ether to the address on the screen as a test.

After that I noticed the private key on it is blurred out. I generated another and found the same thing on the second. How to access my ether if the private key is blurred out?

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When you mouseover the blurred private key code, the QR code sharpens (helps with security preventing shoulder-surfing, it seems). And if you print the page, the CSS of the page modifies itself to un-blur it when printed.

Same thing with the text representation of the private key; it's normally shown as a line of asterisks, but if you hover your mouse over it, it becomes the real hex key.

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